The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Loaned truck stolen
A Martinez man lent his daughter his truck, which was then stolen.
Thomas Allen Norland told police he allowed his daughter, Tara Lynn Norland, to borrow his 1998 Dodge Ram pickup for a week. On Thursday, Tara told her father that her boyfriend took the truck and $50 in cash, said a police report of the incident.
Tara told deputies that her boyfriend took the keys and the cash from her purse without permission.
Threat with gun
After supposedly threatening to shoot himself, an Appling man was taken into custody for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Eva Jean Rickerson of the 5500 block of Tubman Road in Appling called the Columbia County Sheriff's Office on May 21 to report that Anthony Jerome Rickerson was in her home threatening to kill himself.
When deputies arrived at the house they found Anthony with a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun in his back pocket.
In a check to see if the gun was stolen, deputies discovered that Rickerson was a convicted felon, according to a deputy's report.
Though he said he made no statement about harming himself or anyone else, police took him into custody and transported him to the Columbia County Detention Center.
Gun pulled in fight
Two Martinez men blame each other for starting a fight that resulted in a gun being pointed at one of men.
Raymond John Keeler told authorities he went to Clarence Milton Stewart's house on Spring Lakes Circle to talk to him about pool tags. Keeler said he and Stewart started arguing when Stewart pointed a gun at him and pushed him off the front porch. In an incident report, deputies noted a long red scrape on Keeler's left leg.
Stewart said Keeler started the argument and poked him in the chest with his fingers. Stewart said he repeatedly asked Keeler to leave and when he refused Stewart got his gun and demanded he leave.
Stewart said Keeler then left while threatening to call the police.
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